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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #125 on: May 05, 2014, 01:48:20 AM »
^ When they do the Super Tucano in 1/72, I'll buy half a dozen easily.  >:D Warts (inaccurate belly area) and all.

One thing I don't get is the bit that people needn't worry about the little mould line running across the canopies. Even if the Super Tucano didn't have a antenna or det cord there, you'd still get the mould line. The Super Tucano has a blown canopy and the toolmakers need to make a two part mould to allow for the undercuts. So, you either have an easy to remove mould line or an inaccurate canopy. Simples.

And the blown canopy is really obvious on this aircraft. A canopy from a single part mould would look just silly.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #126 on: May 05, 2014, 10:28:16 AM »
^ When they do the Super Tucano in 1/72, I'll buy half a dozen easily.  >:D Warts (inaccurate belly area) and all.
I saw several of these kits on the shelf today and was tempted to take a couple home with me but decided to wait until Emil has his next sale or a better price is offered by another source. 
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #127 on: May 06, 2014, 02:29:06 AM »
Lots of opportunities for COIN whiffs!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #128 on: May 06, 2014, 03:49:45 AM »
Hobby Boss 1:48th scale EMB-314 Super Tucano (kit number 81727) in box review at CyberModeler. 




I may have to pick one of these up and put it in MARPAT for a nice little COIN/CAS platform for my beloved Corps.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #129 on: May 06, 2014, 04:09:52 AM »
COIN Schmoin, full blown luxe-interior super-car stylie version, leather seats, wood inlay or carbon
fibre trim.
The latter depending on whether one is tasteful old money or nouveau poseur.  ;D

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #130 on: May 06, 2014, 04:56:22 AM »
An almost was:




As for other deas, the EMB-314 is actually a contender for the RAAF PC-9 replacement so you could do a pure trainer version.

another idea might be some sort of race plane...
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #131 on: May 06, 2014, 01:39:46 PM »
COIN Schmoin, full blown luxe-interior super-car stylie version, leather seats, wood inlay or carbon
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The latter depending on whether one is tasteful old money or nouveau poseur.  ;D

A Benz tie in like the luxo Eurocopter a year or two back?

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #132 on: May 06, 2014, 10:59:24 PM »
Just had a thought flash! What would the Super Tucano look like on floats? Double or single?

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #133 on: May 06, 2014, 11:09:24 PM »
COIN Schmoin, full blown luxe-interior super-car stylie version, leather seats, wood inlay or carbon
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The latter depending on whether one is tasteful old money or nouveau poseur.  ;D

A Benz tie in like the luxo Eurocopter a year or two back?
See if you could sell one to Justin Beiber. I hear he likes things that are expensive and go fast.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #134 on: May 07, 2014, 02:18:45 AM »
Switching away from Tucanos for a moment, here are HobbyBoss's latest releases:

1/700 USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 - Note that whilst the box art shows F-35s, it would appear that the kit doesn't include them unfortunately:



1/48 Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a



1/35 Soviet T-37TU Command Tank:



More details and images here
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #135 on: May 10, 2014, 07:34:40 PM »
Lynn Ritger has provided an in the box and partial WIP review of the new HobbyBoss 1:48th scale Lockheed P-38L-5 Lightning (kit number ) at HyperScale. 


(Image source: Lynn Ritger via HyperScale)
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #136 on: June 14, 2014, 06:17:45 AM »
Boxart:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #137 on: July 08, 2014, 03:34:54 AM »
Images and in the box kit review courtesy of Frank Richter at Modellversium.de: HobbyBoss 1:35th scale US GMC CCKW 750 gallon Tanker (kit number 83830).

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2014, 05:18:31 AM »
Coming in September - 1/48 Hawk T Mk.1A:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #139 on: July 30, 2014, 06:32:33 PM »
Here's an interesting one: a French GCT SPG turret on an T-72 chassis:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HB83835

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Leopard 2A4M CAN 1/35 model kit coming soon
« Reply #140 on: September 24, 2014, 08:45:00 PM »
D'oh... I posted this already in the Trumpeter section, forgetting we had a HB thread here.

Anyhoo, Leopard 2A4M CAN:


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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #141 on: September 24, 2014, 11:00:32 PM »
That is sweet! I've been hoping for a Leo 2A4M since I saw the versions used by Canada and Singapore a while back.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #142 on: December 12, 2014, 01:20:00 AM »
The 1/48 crowd can also look forward to some BiG MiGs in 2015!

What's that on the left? Saab Lansen?


Pic from their Facebook page: LINK!
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #143 on: December 14, 2014, 01:52:15 PM »
Another pic from the 2015 catalogue on their Facebook page: LINK!



1/35 Panhard VBL! Woohooo! :icon_beer: Been hoping for one of these in plastic for a loooong time!
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #144 on: December 18, 2014, 07:41:14 AM »
Announced back in January, making more appearances now...maybe a 2015 release?


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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #145 on: February 10, 2015, 03:16:10 AM »
Some new releases by HobbyBoss

These two are of particular interest to me:

1/35 Hungarian 44M TAS:



1/48 Ka-27 Helix:



I wonder if we can expect a 1/48 Ka-29 in the future (fingers crossed) - after all, they have already done it in 1/72.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #146 on: February 10, 2015, 06:41:34 AM »
And if they do a Ka-29, might we also see a Ka-31 with the AEW fit?

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #147 on: February 10, 2015, 09:20:40 AM »
1/35 Hungarian 44M TAS?  I wonder where they got the drawings for that?  Only one built and it was destroyed along with the factory and the design office when it was bombed...  Interesting design though.  I could see the twin engines being replaced with something more powerful ASAP.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #148 on: March 06, 2015, 02:49:20 AM »
Finally...1/35 CV9035:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #149 on: May 05, 2015, 12:41:54 AM »
Better test shot of the 2A4M CAN on their FB page. Also a French VBL 4x4 in the works. Will post pic here when I get home if nobody else has by then.